scanning with scanimage and Gocr

Roger Butenuth butenuth at
Mon May 23 18:45:56 UTC 2005


I tried gocr, too, the results are unuseable. There are some other open 
source ocr projects for linux, I tested some of them with results similar 
to gocr.

There is one good ocr solution: ocrxtr from Vividata, but it is closed 
source, commercial and quite expensive. They once had a special price for 
the legally blind (about $ 100), I don't know if this is still true.

You can get a test version (30 or 0 days) for free. I tried it: The 
quality is really good! It can control some scanners or you can write a 
script for scanning with scanimage and doing the ocr part with ocrxtr.


On Mon, 23 May 2005, Ryan Mann wrote:

> Hello.  I apologize if this has been asked before, but I just subscribed to
> this list.  Has anybody been able to successfully scan and read a printed
> document with Scanimage and Gocr under Linux?  If so, how?  I've been trying
> to use scanimage to scan the document and Gocr to turn it into text, but I get
> mostly garbage.  If you don't use Scanimage and Gocr, what do you use for this
> purpose?  Scanning documents is the main reason I need to keep Windows on my
> laptop, so if there is a reliable way to scan documents under Linux, I could
> do away with Windows altogether.
> Thanks for your help.
> Ryan

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